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Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite has been with me since October of last year, and it has been a great investment. Buying books has never been easier. They also don’t take up any space. If you’re looking to buy an e-reader, I would recommend getting the Paperwhite.

Kindle Paperwhite


  1. It’s a touch screen interface, like a tablet, but still uses e-ink like a regular Kindle.
  2. It has special back lighting, Next-Gen, that uses a different technology than a tablet or computer or other screens that use LED displays.
  3. I only have to charge it around once a month.
  4. You can read books in the dark and in bright sunlight. There’s no glare.
  5. When you don’t know a word, you can tap on it to receive the definition either from the dictionary, x-ray, or Wikipedia. Words you look up will be recorded so you can go back to them later and quiz yourself for building vocabulary.
  6. You can make multiple bookmarks.
  7. When you buy books online, it automatically syncs to your Kindle
  8. You can display text in different fonts, font sizes, with different line-heights, and different margin widths, and the brightness of the display may be modified.
  9. You can search for text within a book using the search bar.
  10. You can highlight text and view highlighted text in a list.
  11. There’s an indicator for showing you how many more minutes left in a chapter (though not sure how accurate that is).
  12. You can browse the Web, well sort of. Prepare for broken pages as it’s an experimental browser.
  13. The books you purchase will also be on Amazon so you can read them on your computer as well when you don’t have your Kindle with you.
  14. Hold up to 1,100 books on the device.

Other notes:

I’ve been using it on almost a daily basis, so it has been useful and worth the cost. It feels pretty sturdy, though I wouldn’t chuck it somewhere to test its durability. You may get it with wifi or 3G. The 3G one is more expensive though. All in all, I’m happy with this purchase.

Posted on: January 7, 2014Categories: ReviewsTags: electronics, products
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